Thundamentals’ reputation as a band of party starters with a loud egalitarian streak is obviously resonating with Australian music fans as demand has pushed the rap crew to double the number of Elephant In The Room tour dates.
What’s more, taking a leaf from the legacy of support that legends like the Hilltop Hoods [among others] have given Thundas, the Sydney-via-Blue Mountains group are announcing Melbourne’s 18-year-old rap wunderkind BARO as tour support, taking the up-and-coming rhyme-smith on the road for 15 of their 24 Elephant In the Room dates.
The good vibes couldn’t have come at a better time, with Thundamentals recently revealing their official appointment as Welcome To Australia ambassadors, a significant marker in the overarching message of inclusiveness and story-telling that the band has solidified with last year’s wildly successful LP So We Can Remember.
To celebrate their Welcome To Australia appointment, Thundamentals have designed a special edition ‘Got Love’ band shirt, with 100% of proceeds going to The Asylum Seeker Centre. It’s hoped that the sales might, in some small way, contribute to the Not For Profit’s mission “to provide a welcoming environment and practical support for community-based asylum seekers, while building community support and pursuing social justice outcomes for them.”
As MC Jeswon explains in an official statement to Welcome To Australia, it’s a big nod to the “ideals that myself and my friends are representing in our music: diversity, compassion and a commitment to cultivating meaningful relationships within the community. One Love.”
In related Thundamentals news, the guys have just been announced as part of the Splendour In The Grass lineup. Thundakats Hooooo!!!
April 16 @ The Zoo, Brisbane QLD – 2ND SHOW!
April 17 @ The Zoo, Brisbane QLD – SOLD OUT!
April 18 @ Autumn Sounds Festival, Bundaberg QLD *
April 22 @ Karova Lounge, Ballarat VIC
April 23 @ Star Bar, Bendigo VIC – SELLING FAST!
April 24 @ The Corner, Melbourne VIC – SOLD OUT!
April 25 @ The Corner, Melbourne VIC – SOLD OUT!
April 26 @ The Corner, Melbourne VIC – 3RD SHOW!
April 30 @ Fowlers Live, Adelaide, SA – NEW DATE! Lic/AA
May 1 @ Capitol, Perth WA – 2ND SHOW!
May 2 @ Capitol, Perth WA – SOLD OUT!
May 3 @ Prince Of Wales, Bunbury WA
May 6 @ Harvey Road Tavern, Gladstone QLD – NEW SHOW! *
May 7 @ The Jack, Cairns QLD *
May 8 @ Base Backpackers, Magnetic Island QLD *
May 9 @ Magnums, Airlie Beach QLD – NEW SHOW! *
May 15 @ UC Refectory, Canberra ACT – NEW SHOW! *
May 30 @ Big Pineapple Festival, Sunshine Coast QLD – NEW SHOW! *
* BARO Not Performing
Tickets are available by following the link here.